Budapest’s Museum of Ethnography and House of Music Hungary named world's best public buildings

The Museum of Ethnography and the House of Music Hungary, both part of Budapest's Liget Project, have been named the world's best public buildings at the prestigious FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards, highlighting their exceptional design, sustainability, and visitor experience.

The Museum of Ethnography and the House of Music Hungary, both part of the Liget Budapest Project, have been awarded the world's best public buildings at the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence in Singapore on May 30. Benedek Gyorgyevics, CEO of Városliget Zrt., accepted the awards, highlighting their global recognition for sustainability, aesthetics, and visitor experience.

The Museum of Ethnography, designed by Marcel Ferencz, and the House of Music Hungary, envisioned by Sou Fujimoto, are now among Hungary's most internationally acclaimed structures. Both buildings have significantly exceeded visitor expectations and have become new symbols of Budapest and Hungary.

The FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence, organized by the International Real Estate Federation, is the premier global real estate development competition. This year's awards featured entries from 37 countries, judged by a panel of 63 experts from 31 nations.

Since its inception, the Liget Budapest Project has revitalized historic cultural institutions and introduced contemporary architectural marvels, greatly enhancing Hungary's cultural and tourism appeal. The Museum of Ethnography, opened in May 2022, features interactive exhibits and a vast collection of artifacts, including the impressive Kerámiatér. Its rooftop garden has become a popular meeting place for various events. This autumn, the museum will unveil a new permanent exhibition showcasing its extensive collection.

The House of Music Hungary, inaugurated in 2022, has also received numerous accolades, including the MIPIM Award and the German Design Council's Iconic Award. Both buildings were listed in Time Magazine's World's Greatest Places in 2023.

The Liget Budapest Project continues to set new standards in cultural and architectural excellence, contributing to Hungary's global prominence in the arts and tourism sectors.